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Hearing Sirens

There’s a reason you’re hearing that ambulance. Stop and get its message.

Published: February 9, 2013


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Visitor Comments: 9

(9) Irene, February 13, 2013 6:43 AM

A needed heads-up

Thank you, Lori, for reminding us . It is so easy to become dull and complaisant.

(8) Adrienne Cole, February 13, 2013 1:09 AM

A meditation

what a wonderful way to meditate; being prompted by the siren--a prayer for others; an assessment for self. So very appropriate for a Lenten practice for Christians.

(7) Joan, February 12, 2013 9:43 PM

I, too, stop and pray for the emergency responders and the people they are hurrying to help. All of us need to remember that it could be ourselves or our loved ones in need of help. Always make way for emergency vehicles. I often think that being a driver of an emergency vehicle is one of the most difficult and fear-inducing jobs on the roads, especially in heavy traffic.

(6) Rachel, February 12, 2013 9:30 PM

The siren and the shofar

I've heard that part of the reason we sound the shofar throughout Elul is to remember "wake up - pay attention". This is a nice way to keep that spirit alive the rest of the year. One of the things I sometimes forget as an observant Jew but that I knew before I was Orthodox is that all good prayers matter. Surely G-d can hear the simple prayer for possible victims and first responders just as He hears our formal prayers in Hebrew with a minyan. Thank you for the reminder

(5) Charles Goldgeier, February 12, 2013 7:35 PM

What is the prayer that should be said.

B"H Hello Mrs. Palatnik: What prayer do you recommed that should be said on hearing a siren? Shalom, Charles Goldgeier Alpharetta, GA

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